(Clearwisdom.net) The so-called "Xingtai City Legal System Education Center" is located on Fengcang Street, Qiaodong District, Xingtai City, Hebei Province. It is kept secret from outsiders, and is actually a brainwashing center that persecutes Falun Dafa practitioners.

This brainwashing center is directly manipulated by the Xingtai City "610 Office" [an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary branches.] Its personnel consist of people from the "610 Office," and the former practitioners that turned against Dafa under pressure, who receive wages from them. After Falun Dafa practitioners are arrested, they force every family to pay a so-called transformation fee, which is between one thousand and a few thousand Yuan [500 Yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China.] They threaten to send practitioners to forced labor camps or jail if the money is not paid. The methods commonly used to brainwash Falun Dafa practitioners are: A television broadcast or video that frames Falun Dafa and practitioners or abuses Falun Dafa. Seven or eight "610 Office" personnel and collaborators [former Falun Gong practitioners who have gone astray due to brainwashing and torture] take turns telling practitioners lies day and night. Practitioners are deprived of sleep. As soon as the practitioners close their eyes, the personnel wake them up. They do not allow practitioners to use the toilet, so practitioners Zhang Aifu and others had to urinate in their pants. The perpetrators try to force practitioners to curse Teacher, and they use all means to torment practitioners. The "610 Office" personnel also use many methods to threaten and bully practitioners' family members and relatives, and try to use them to convince practitioners to give up their beliefs. Those family members who refuse to coerce the practitioners are excluded from school or dismissed from their workplace. If they still do not give in, the "610 Office" threatens to send practitioners to forced labor camps or torture them. They aim to break the practitioners' faith with psychological tricks, detain them for long terms, and escalate their persecution. For example, practitioner Mr. Wang Hailin was detained here for half a year, and was then transferred to the Xingtai City No. 2 Detention Center. Mr. Yang Jinmiao is a retired cadre from Shanghai. When he visited his hometown at Guangzong County in April this year, Zhang Ruiqing, the "610 Office" head in Guangzong County, knew that Yang practiced Falun Gong, so he searched Yang's home but did not find any evidence. He nonetheless forcibly arrested Yang Jinmiao and detained him for one month in a detention center. He seized Yang's identification card, 1,450 Yuan in cash, then detained Yang in the Xingtai City Brainwashing Center, where he remains today.

In the detention centers, many steadfast practitioners use every chance to study the Fa, practice the exercises, and share experiences to improve together. The righteous faith and righteous thoughts of practitioners have suppressed the evil.

Quite a few practitioners here conduct hunger strikes for long periods to protest the illegal detention. The personnel then force-feed, curse at, and beat the practitioners. They do not allow them to sleep or use the toilet. They torture practitioners with electric batons and other instruments. However, many practitioners have walked out of the brainwashing center using their righteous thoughts.

Xingtai City Brainwashing Center telephone number: 86-319-3191294
Principal Liu Lixiang: 86-13313398989 (cell)
Vice-Principal Qiu Youlin: 86-13930961675 (cell)
Education Section Chief Li Subin (nephew of Li Baojiang, director of Xingtai City "610 Office")
Former practitioners who turned against Dafa under pressure: Wang Jimin, Wang Chunmei, Li Meiyun, Li Shuyan, Yang Kailiang, Chen Weimin